Fmr. TX State House Rep, Candidate for Mayor of Austin
I came to Austin in the Summer of 1982. I was all of 17 years old. Far from home, far from friends, far from family; I was excited to be here, but scared at the same time.
I was a young, gay Latina stepping out into the world for the very first time. I graduated from the University of Texas, served in the Ann Richards administration, met the love of my life, became a realtor, and later, a member of the Texas House of Representatives.
This city forged me into who I am today. I find energy in Austin and power in its people. Diversity is our strength. We share ideas and fight injustice through our activism. We are always ready to lend a hand to our neighbors in need. Our city vibrates with opportunity and excitement as each one of us blazes our own path.
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